UNICEF and DCHQ sign new partnership agreement on drug demand reduction among children and adolescents

17 March 2021
UNICEF and DCHQ sign new partnership agreement
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“UNICEF and the Drug Control Headquarters (DCHQ) signed a new partnership agreement to strengthen national efforts on drug demand reduction measures including drug use prevention, and drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation for children, adolescents, and youth. The evidence-based drug demand reduction measures taken throughout this partnership will further support the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran to reduce drug use and minimize the social harms related to drugs and substance use among children and adolescents.

The new joint cooperation, which is valid until end of 2022, was approved in a signing ceremony in DCHQ on 16 March 2021, attended by Ms. Mandeep O’Brien, UNICEF Iran Representative and Dr. Amirabbas Lotfi, Director General (DG) of DCHQ International Affairs Office. Dr. Toyserkanmanesh, DG for treatment and social support office of DCHQ, Mr. Mohamadmehdi Esmaeeli, DG for cultural and prevention affairs and Mr. Samad Mohamadi, DG for social partnership development office also attended the signing ceremony.”

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